Kearny, NJ – Kearny Recreation Commission Chairwoman Lyla De Castro Lawdanski announced that Kearny’s annual Halloween parade stepped off at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2022. The beautiful autumn afternoon was perfect for the ghosts, goblins, and superheroes to parade along Kearny Avenue. Prior to the start of the parade, hundreds of costumed children lined up to march in the parade which stepped off on Kearny Avenue at Woodland Avenue and traveled north past the town hall.
As is the tradition, Mayor Alberto G. Santos, and Council Members Carol Jean Doyle, Marytrine De Castro, Peter Santana, Eileen Eckel and Gerald Ficeto were in the Halloween spirit, donning costumes and leading off the parade. Kearny residents, businesses, civic and social organizations, schools, and all those in costume were invited to march in the parade and take part in the festivities.
The line of march included the Kearny High School Marching Band, St. Columcille Gaelic Pipe Band, West Hudson Arts and Theater Company, and the Kearny Police Lead team. Floats were created by Moran Towing and Kearny Thistle United Soccer and dance groups from the Art of Dance Studio and The Next Step School of Dance performed in front of the reviewing stand.
As always, the parade ended with the early arrival of Santa Claus in Kearny and a Halloween announcement by Mayor Alberto G. Santos.
Thank you to Kearny’s Recreation Department and Commission for organizing the annual Halloween march on Kearny Avenue. A great time was had by all!
(Photos by Barbara Goldberg)
2022 Line of March
Indian Knights Motorcycle Club
Kearny High School Band
Mayor and Town Council
Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD)
St. Columcille United Gaelic Pipe Band
Girls Scouts Troop 14
Moran Towing -Breast Cancer & Drunk Driving
Art of Dance – lead by Mrs. Debbie Alberti
Kearny Recreation Fall Girls Softball
Navesink Brass Band
Next Step School of Dance- Led by Ms. Julie
Kearny Thistle United Soccer Club
Harrison High School Band
Camacho and Son w/Hudson Oral Surgery